With just a few weeks of dual meets left, things should start to get clearer in some corners of the country coming up, while other corners become murkier.
NCAA record-holder Kieran Smith of Florida won three events on Saturday as the Gators swept the Auburn Tigers to close the regular season.
Izaak Bastian was one of three double winners for the Seminoles; he swept the breaststrokes, going 54.56 in the 100 and 2:00.13 in the 200 breast.
The Florida women are guaranteed to have 5 swimmers from the early mile heats score, and that’s without including their 3 swimmers in finals.
All-American junior Courtney Harnish of Georgia is chasing back-to-back SEC Championships title in the women’s 500 free.
Florida’s Tyler Watson won the 400 IM in 3:52.63 ahead of teammate Brennan Gravley (3:53.54). Gravley made a big drop, taking 5 seconds off his former best.
Hopkin also won the 50 free (22.28), 100 free (48.96), and 100 fly (55.06), while Auburn had two women split 22-lows on 200 medley relay anchor legs.
Brooke Schaffer is top qualifier in the 50 free and 100 free for Saturday’s final at 2019 CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships.
Nine new D2 records fell during the prelims of the 2019 CIF Central Section D1/D2 Championships.
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Averee Preble of the Clovis Swim Club is the top seed in 2 events at this week’s Husky Invitational.
Claudia Thamm from North Penn High School and North Penn Aquatic Club has verbally committed to Auburn’s class of 2023.
Averee Preble of Clovis High School and Clovis Swim Club has verbally committed to swim for Auburn University in 2019-20.
Abby Samansky won four events, all in record fashion, at the CIF Central Section Div 1 Championships.
The CIF-Central Section Divisions 1 and 2 have each released their psych sheets for this weekend’s championship meets.